Govt queried on future plans

A Papa village ward councilor in Central Province is questioning what plans are there for the next 5 years considering the global issues that are affecting PNG.

Councilor Tarata Geita stated that it is important for the PNG government to inform the people on what the future holds for the LNG project in the country.

He said they are the most impacted and they still have some benefits outstanding as well.

They are adamant that the government initiate some kind of awareness or information programs so that they are aware of issues relevant to the gas project.

Impacted LOs plead for electricity

Ward councilor of Papa, Tarata Geita, said: “It is our humble request that we collectively negotiate with the new gas fired power plant board management, led by chairman Wapu Sonk, to consider supplying the four impact communities of Papa, Lealea, Boera and Porebada free electricity for the duration of the PNG LNG Project.”

Geita said this request from landowners from portion 152 must be met.

Currently the landowners receive power supply from the rural electrification program initiated by the Central Provincial Government.